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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Women in Wireless - 2016 Presidential Elections

Nominate the next Women in Wireless Co-President today!

Nomination Period: August 17th - September 14th


We are thrilled to announce the opening for nominations and submissions for the two positions of co-president for a two year term beginning January 2017!
The deadline is September 14th.  Click here to access the process and submission form.
The elections are open to all of you, as well as other leaders in the mobile and digital media space.
The organization is reaching out to the community for nominations to help us continue to grow the organization and its impact on today’s female leaders. Please join us in this process to help shape the future of the organization and bring about the next chapter of our growth!
We would love to pass the torch along to those of you who have helped build and shape this organization - so please submit your names, or nominate others in this group.

http://bit.ly/wiw2016election

Feel free to email us at election2016@womeninwireless.org with any questions about the process.

-Emily & Aurelie

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Women in Wireless Superstars | June 2016

WiW Superstars recognizes women that have gone above and beyond to make WiW a success. Each month, we feature up to three women leaders in our WiW newsletter, on our website and in social media. We want the world to know the WiW leaders and the contributions they make to their community. As an added bonus, WiW Superstars get executive coaching from our WiW Advisory Board to enhance professional development and promote long-term career success. The women selected for June have gone above and beyond for WiW. They have embodied the pillars of our organization: connect, inspire and empower. Please join us in congratulating Emily McInerney and Keegan Kennedy!

Emily McInerney is the Senior Director of Marketing at Tapjoy, a global leader in mobile app-tech
and monetization, and Co-President of Women in Wireless. In addition to championing women through her leadership role in Women in Wireless, Emily is leading the way in mobile marketing with both the agency and client side experience to navigate a broad range of marketing challenges. Emily has been the steady hand running Women in Wireless with Aurelie Guerrieri for the last year and a half. Emily is a natural leader and embodies the Women in Wireless pillars: connect, inspire and empower. She works hard to foster collaboration in the WiW global organization, creating a safe and productive environment for WiW leaders to produce the best work. Emily’s enthusiasm is contagious, which is has helped her recruit a number of her personal contacts to WiW. Her WiW colleagues say Emily is an inspiration and a delight to know and work with.

Keegan Kennedy is a Senior Account Manager at Celtra. She is also Co-Chair, Global Expansion - Chapter Nurturing for Women in Wireless. Having quickly risen through the ranks at Jumptap and Celtra, Keegan is proving to be a rising star in the wireless industry. Keegan has a breadth of experience in client service where she tapped into her passion for communicating across teams and fostering relationships through trust and clear communication. She utilized these skills at Women in Wireless by helping nurture and inform local chapters of best practices and keeping local Chapters connected to what was happening at the Global level. Her initiative in putting together the Women in Wireless Educational Series for the local chapters, cultivates communication among the chapters and inspires them to grow their local programs. We’re thrilled to have dynamic women like Keegan on the Women in Wireless leadership team.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Women in Wireless Superstars | May 2016

WiW Superstars recognizes women that have gone above and beyond to make WiW a success. Each month, we feature up to three women leaders in our WiW newsletter, on our website and in social media. We want the world to know the WiW leaders and the contributions they make to their community. As an added bonus, WiW Superstars get executive coaching from our WiW Advisory Board to enhance professional development and promote long-term career success. The women selected for May have gone above and beyond for WiW. They have embodied the pillars of our organization: connect, inspire and empower. Please join us in congratulating Aurelie Guerrieri, Joby Eisenberg, and Reagan Nunnally!

Aurelie Guerrieri is Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions at Cheetah Mobile and Co-
President of Women in Wireless. Aurelie is a leading global catalyst in mobile advertising and a champion for diversification of the wireless ecosystem. She is a seasoned mobile executive with international strategy, business development and marketing expertise. Aurelie has been the fearless leader running Women in Wireless with Emily McInerny for the last year and a half. In this capacity, Aurelie has taken WiW to the next level by introducing the Executive Women's Initiative, to bring more top level women to the organization, and the Diversity Initiative, to help address corporate diversity and bring in national revenue. Aurelie was recently featured for her accomplishments in Forbes and continues to inspire WiW leadership to step up through her fantastic example.



Joby Eisenberg is a Senior Manager of Brand Advertising at T-Mobile. She is a seasoned marketing professional with expertise in retail marketing and multi-media advertising. She is also the Event Chair for Women in Wireless Seattle. Joby is a pillar of strength and initiative for Women in Wireless Seattle. She served as the liaison to our corporate sponsor T-Mobile, coordinating between leadership teams and spearheading events. Joby also spearheaded Lean-In Circles for Seattle and has led a successful circle for several years. She is a tremendous asset to the Seattle Chapter and a source of
positive energy to everyone around her.




Reagan Nunnally is Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at UpSkill, a learning and development platform for the adtech/martech community. She is also the Co-Chair of the Women in Wireless Executive Women’s Initiative (EWI). Reagan is a seasoned advertising executive, having held senior roles at companies such as Google, xAd, and Viacom. Reagan recently stepped in to Co-Chair EWI and has already proven to be a forward thinking leader in all things EWI. She motivates the team with her smart ideas and consistently contributes in so many ways. The team loves working with Reagan.

Monday, April 18, 2016

What would you attempt to do if you were not afraid to fail? See how StyleChat’s Creative Director left finance for fashion & startups




How does one  jump from Wall Street to Seventh Avenue and finally land in Silicon Valley?   Just ask StyleChat’s creative director, Olya Dzilikhova. 

When you think of the financial industry, you envision men wearing expensive charcoal grey and black suits that all look the same. Maybe that’s why StyleChat creative director Olya Dzilikhova’s striking fashion sense stood out to her manager when she worked on Wall Street and sparked a change in career.

A childhood in Russia leads to a career in finance
Olya grew up in Russia, where she watched Elsa Klensch’s style segment on CNN International every week and dreamed of traveling and designing clothes for women across the globe. Her fashion dreams were put on the back burner, though, because of strong family ties in finance. She moved to New York to study and then start a career on Wall Street.

Her love for fashion could not be dimmed by the world of finance and boring suits. Her sense of style led to her manager asking her if she could help her choose an outfit for an event. Her manager’s request sparked an epiphany for Olya. The world of styling could be a natural bridge between her business skills and passion for fashion. 

Trading in finance for a fashion line
Olya left Wall Street for a corporate communications  firm that represented powerful women in business and entertainment. She met her friend and a future business partner, Mina. Together, they started Mina+Olya, the first luxury sustainable clothing line for women created in the US.

The line lasted for about four years before closing. Although it was difficult to see the line close, Olya took her learnings and started her own style and brand consultancy serving clientele worldwide from her office in the San Francisco.

Moving past imposter syndrome and into startups
She was later introduced to Prosenjit Sen, the founder of mobile startup StyleChat, a mobile social shopping app for consumers and stylists. He was hosting a meeting for fashion and tech entrepreneurs, where people discussed how to improve fashion commerce now that mobile has started to dominate.

With no tech experience, Olya wasn’t confident she could join the startup world. She had a case of imposter syndrome, where you feel like you’re somewhere you don’t belong. She was nervous she wouldn’t have much to contribute to the meeting but decided to go anyway.

Once she was in the discussion, she realized the opposite. While many startups had great technology, they still needed direction and strategy from a true stylist and fashion veteran. She wasn’t an imposter in the startup world – she was needed.

A few months later, she joined StyleChat as the Creative Director.  Olya’s story shows that careers may have twists and turns, but if you keep pursuing your passion and moving past self-doubt, you’ll find work that makes you happy every day.

About StyleChat
StyleChat is the ultimate shopping and styling app for all fashionistas! Browse your favorite online stores (or physical stores), style outfits with items on the web and in your closet, and chat with friends. Better yet, you can purchase an entire outfit in seconds with just one-tap, using the Universal Shopping Cart. When you're ready to show off your style creations, share them with friends across all your social media.

Download StyleChat from iTunes: http://bit.ly/1cepPER.


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